"Railway line and bridge in Sandycove, Co. Dublin" - is actually Newry's Egyptian Arch

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Where: Northern Ireland, Armagh, United Kingdom

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When: 01 January 1890

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A Happy Monday Morning to everyone and a welcome to another image from the Hargrave Photographic Collection. When I saw this I thought it was from Norn Iron and we had seen it before - but according to the blurb it is much nearer Library Towers. Could this be true?...

.... And so today's contributors confirmed our hunch and have established that the catalogue label on this one is seemingly incorrect. Indeed it is not some previously undiscovered bridge in County Dublin, but the now familiar Egyptian Arch close to the border between County Armagh and County Down.

Photographers: Joshua H. Hargrave

Collection: Hargrave Photographic Collection

Date: ca.1890

NLI Ref: HAR110

You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie


Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
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    • 13/Jun/2016 07:40:58

    could someone give a map reference please--I am noting the fields beyond!!!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Jun/2016 07:46:21

    Streetview It is outside Newry (now near the motorway), and we have seen the reverse view before: Egyptian Arch, Newry, Co. Down, circa 1905

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    • 13/Jun/2016 07:52:04

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley thank you --couldnt envisage it in south Dublin!

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    domenico milella

    • 13/Jun/2016 07:53:56

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Jun/2016 07:53:59

    Sunny day, close to noon from the shadows.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 13/Jun/2016 08:21:33

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Makes me wonder if its even a Hargreave shot???? The "Blurb" is a liar it seems and sent us on a wild goose chase!

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    • 13/Jun/2016 09:37:12

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/lizinitaly thought I was going mad as well!!!!

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    • 13/Jun/2016 09:58:09

    The wikipedia article - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacNeill%27s_Egyptian_Arch - says "The Egyptian Arch gained its name from its resemblance to the nemes headdress worn by Ancient Egyptian pharaohs." I see what they mean - [https://www.flickr.com/photos/tjflex/12557940214/]

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    • 13/Jun/2016 10:05:27

    Bien documentado

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    • 13/Jun/2016 10:25:47

    The minute I saw it I said to myself 'the Egyptian Arch'. Can't be anything else. It even featured on our pound coin. www.royalmint.com/discover/uk-coins/coin-design-and-speci...

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    John Donnellan

    • 13/Jun/2016 20:56:20

    immediately thought Egyptian influence when I saw it first.

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    • 13/Jun/2016 21:54:58

    Buenas fotos antiguas .

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 13/Jun/2016 22:36:22

    Thanks all - none of us are losing our marbles then (though it would be fun to roll them down the embankments here). Somewhat comforting to know that the there is no long-lost and undocumented sister-arch in County Dublin. Just the one we've met before outside Newry! Thanks all - can now sleep knowing that sanity is intact (at least for tonight....)

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    rich lewis

    • 14/Jun/2016 11:56:54

    cracking shot

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    le cabri

    • 14/Jun/2016 12:36:56

    What an awesome shot!

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